NZIM Certificate in Management (Closed to New Enrolments)

Qualification code PA0886

Programme update

New Students

From 23 June 2017 we are no longer accepting new student enrolments in the New Zealand Institute of Management Certificate in Management.  To see if there are any other programmes that may be of interest to you, see the information on our Business programmes.

Current Students

If you started studying this programme with Open Polytechnic prior to 23 June 2017 you can continue to enrol in this qualification.  Please note you must successfully complete all required courses by the 31st July, 2019.  Please note, Open Polytechnic will not be able to award this qualification after this date.  If you need any help planning your study contact us.

Please be assured that while Open Polytechnic will no longer be offering this qualification, it will continue to be recognised by NZQA, employers and industry.


  • Level 4  
    Credits 80 
  • Workload

    For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.

  • Study type Open  
  • Cost $2,000 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

This nationally recognised programme will help you gain introductory management skills and climb the career ladder.

You’ll study a mixture of compulsory and elective courses in employment relations, workplace communication, human resources, leadership, problem-solving and marketing.

It is offered in conjunction with the Institute of Management New Zealand (IMNZ) and is a great way to kick-start your management career. IMNZ promotes excellence in management and their qualifications are recognised in other countries. 

Career opportunities

You will gain the skills necessary to manage a team or business. 

Study pathways

We also offer NZ2429 New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) if you would like to further your studies. 

Key dates

Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Each course or unit standard is sent to you as a package of learning materials, along with an assessment paper. Depending on the course, the assessment may be a question and answer workbook or a project, and you might need to send in specimens or photographs. Your tutor will give you feedback on your answers, and if you have weaknesses in some areas, they will help you.

When your enrolment is confirmed you will be able to log in to My Open Polytechnic to view the assessment due dates. You must submit your assignments by these due dates.

Information about assessments

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